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ST AUGUSTINE BEACH RETRO RANCH



68 Willow Drive
St Augustine, FL 32080
MLS Number: 144452
Property Status: Sold
Property Type: Single Family
Price: $345,000
Year Built: 1964
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Lot Size: .34 ac. ac.
Property Features: Attached garage, Central air, Central heat, Fireplace, Gazebo, Partial fence, Patio, Porch, Range, Refrigerator



Contact Irene
Cell: 904.669.0691
arriola.irene@gmail.com


Description:

A retro classic in a favorite St Augustine Beach neighborhood, Woodland with its lovely tree canopy and spacious lots is home to this 1964 ranch offered to market for the first time. Located at the bend in the drive, the house presides from an interior corner and boasts a beautiful treed lot with a sunny 20′ x 16′ front courtyard and 24′ x 20′ patio in back. With almost a third of an acre it is extremely private. You can thin out the foliage a bit and increase your recreation space easily.

Inside the original terrazzo floors (with little blue and green chips) run throughout the original house and the natural light that streams in from the south and north picture windows make the floor sparkle. Living, dining, family and Florida rooms are wide open to each other so the flow for any sized gathering will be a snap. The family room has a 1970s freestanding fireplace and original wet bar and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time. The tiled Florida room was a later addition and is heated and cooled from the main house. A generous room full of windows, it overlooks the patio, deck with gazebo and the lush beach vegetation. The large eat-in kitchen with a wall of built-in cabinets is a separate room off the dining area – you can open it up when you renovate (last kitchen update dates to the 80s). Two bedrooms flank the central bath on the west side of the house while the large master with bath is privately located off a short hallway on the east side. Beyond the kitchen is the utility/mud room and then the two-car garage which has a side-entry at the back of the house.

For ease there is a semi-circular driveway on the street side so you and guests can come through the entry courtyard to the front door or take the extended drive to the garages – either way, there’s lots of off-street parking. There’s a deck with gazebo off the Florida room and a patio tucked against the picture windows in the family room.

Recent important improvements include the roof, HVAC system and the windows and doors – all expensive items so you can concentrate on the aesthetic updates you’ll want to make. In the Florida 1960s ranch style, the ceilings in the original house stand just under 8′ which makes this masonry house even more energy efficient. How nice to be three blocks from the sand, surf and all the independent eateries on the Boulevard and then come home to this cool home under the shade trees! See you at the beach.

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Irene Arriola Real Estate, Inc.
81 King Street, Suite B Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Email: arriola.irene@gmail.com | Office phone: 904.829.2002
Cell phone: 904.669.0691 | Fax: 904.829.2029